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Some stations running over two separate lines have a different CRS code for each line. Normally only one works for national rail enquiries.
The reason for most of these stations having two codes was for the old Disabled Passenger Reporting System (DPRS), which allowed staff assisting disabled passengers to know to which part of the station to direct their attention. DPRS no longer exists.
Stations where this applies are shown below:
Glasgow Queen Street GLQ GQL Glasgow Central GLC GCL Heworth HEW HEZ Highbury & Islington HHY HII XHZ Lichfield Trent Valley LTV LIF Liverpool Lime Street LIV LVL Liverpool South Parkway LPY ALE Retford RET XRO St Pancras STP SPL SPX Smethwick Galton Bridge SGB GTI Tamworth TAM TAH Willesden Junction WIJ WJH WJL Worcestershire Parkway WOP WPH
The first code shown above defines the whole station for all passenger ticketing and train enquiries. The subsequent code(s) in each group are recognised by most retail systems but are converted to the first code in the background.
At Heworth, HEW covers the National Rail platforms and HEZ the Tyne & Wear Metro ones.
At St Pancras, STP covers the high-level platforms used by East Midlands Trains, SPL is the low-level 'Thameslink' station and SPX covers the Eurostar platforms and Southeastern platforms for services running over HS1. However, for passenger enquiry and ticketing purposes there is a fix so that all domestic services use STP, with SPX just used for Eurostar.